LINER TRADES (Online Seminar)

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    Dates: 10/02, 15/02, 17/02, 19/02, 22/02, 24/02 & 01/03, 03/03, 05/03, 08/03, 10/03

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    Duration 11 Days

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    Hours 19:30 – 21:30



  • Fees: 550 € (Including tuition fees, ICS Book & reading material)
    ICS Members are eligible to a discount 20% on all HMC Professional Maritime Seminars




A complete course offering a comprehensive description of modern container ship operations and management. A detailed approach of the financial and legal aspects of the trades and various types of documentation involved.


Introduction – Liner Shipping and the Container Revolution

Ships which operate liner services

Ports, Terminals and Cargo Handling

Development of through transport systems – containers and intermodal transport

Container Lines & their networks – trades, services, and co-operation

Structure & organisation of companies in the liner sector

Bills of Lading and other contractual documents

Contracts between sellers and buyers – relevance for the liner operator

Revenue and Costs in the Liner Business

The future for Liner – Container shipping


The seminar will be delivered exclusively online by fully tutored learning sessions. Once your registration is completed, you will receive an email with all information and joining instructions to the webinars. For your participation, no special equipment is needed except a camera and a microphone.

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The course is addressed to those working in the liner industry, port operations and agency, freight forwarding, etc. and others related to the industry such as lawyers, economists, Ship Masters etc.

Instructors &CV

Tony Mason FICS

Tony Mason has worked in the shipping industry for over 40 years with extensive experience in the liner business, as well as representing the industry in its relations with international government bodies, the press, and the public at large. He spent 32 years working in many different functions for container shipping companies, culminating in the role of Director, Corporate Strategy, at P and ONedlloyd, prior the acquisition of the company by Maersk in 2005. From 2006 to 2010, he was Secretary General of the International Chamber of Shipping, representing shipowners globally on a wide range of subjects including technical, safety and environmental standards, employment issues,
and promoting the image and reputation of the industry. Since 2010, he has been working with Drewry Shipping Consultants as an Associate, on advisory projects in liner shipping, ports and terminals, and logistics businesses. He is also Secretary of the International Support Vessel Owners’ Association, an international trade association for ship owners operating support vessels in the offshore energy industry. He is a tutor and examiner for the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. Tony graduated from University College Oxford with a degree in Chemistry and holds a Certified Diploma in Accounting and Finance. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, and an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.